Omen-Battle Cry-Rare La Metal-Helloween Possessed-GATE!

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  • Item Category: Entertainment
  • Source: eBay
  • Sold Date: Nov 09, 2010
  • Channel: Auction House

1984-Metal Blade



COVER IS VG (Some edge/ring-wear. Radio station stickers upper left. Promo Punch upper right.)


Although not a huge name in the metal world, Omen has enjoyed a small cult following among headbangers since the early '80s. Omen is best-known for melodic yet aggressive power metal/fantasy metal along the lines of King Diamond , Queensrÿche , Savatage , Manowar , and Helloween ; Omen is forceful and hard-driving, but they're always been musical and melodic. The band was formed in Los Angeles in 1983 by lead guitarist Kenny Powell , who had been a member of an L.A.-based band called Savage Grace. Powell 's early influences included Judas Priest , Iron Maiden , UFO , Ronnie James Dio , Black Sabbath , and Rainbow (among others), and Omen 's Metal Blade and Enigma recordings of the '80s reflected the guitarist's appreciation of those headbangers. Omen has had its share of lineup changes over the years; in addition to Powell , the band's early members included lead singer J.D. Kimball , bassist Jody Henry , and drummer Steve Wittig . In 1984, Omen signed with the L.A.-based Metal Blade and recorded their debut album, Battle Cry , which was followed
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